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Meet The Original Force Of Nature
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not watch it in the rain.
I will not watch it on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I will not watch it in a box.
I will not watch it with a fox.
I will not watch it in a house.
I do not watch it with a mouse.
I do not like it here or there.
I will not watch it ANYWHERE!
I already watched this piece of shit, so take your DVD and go you twit.
I do not like The Lorax, Sam, so pack up your line of crap and scram!
Film #15 of the June Challenge
There once was a land of wood
where hollies bloomed like nothing else could
In it sat a man, quite the shnook
In his hands was a children's book
This man was an executive of 35
or so this author might contrive
He was a man of astonishing greed
From piles of money he would feed!
He did not understand the words of the book
it was why he did not even own a Nook.
But his was a job that did not require knowing how to read
All he had to do was lead.
So he enlisted several men
to make a film for children of ten
It would not be short, it…
The Lorax is another example of a Dr. Seuss’ film adaptation that has failed to capture the charm of the book. They’ve taken a simple and timely fable and turned it into a loud and garish bore that labours on its environmental message whilst failing to actually entertain its audience. The story centres on a 12-year-old boy who escapes the confines of his artificial city - Thneedville - to find a real tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. There he meets the reclusive Once-ler who tells him the story of The Lorax, the guardian of the forest, and how Thneedville came into being.
Dr. Seuss’ cautionary tale about greed and environmentalism is buried somewhere in this…
I'm sure I benefited from not having read the Dr. Seuss fable this film is based on - and I'm saying this because everyone seems to love the original story and yet everyone who read it basically hates the film, saying it doesn't have the heart of the book and it doesn't capture its charm. I (an ignorant bastard who hasn't read any of Dr. Seuss's acclaimed children books), on the other hand, found it a heartwarming story with often funny jokes, fascinating set pieces and a wonderful, eye-catching animation. The only big problems I found in this quite entertaining animated film were the way they stretched the story (honestly, an hour would have been more than enough to tell…
Bad memories in my life:
Getting made fun of by Erin Olsen in 8th grade.
Having surgery at a hospital.
The music in The Lorax.
Vibrant and colorful, but oh-so-unfunny! I can't honestly recall a single moment where The Lorax made me laugh. Not even a hearty chuckle or a related thought of amusement. And clearly I'm not alone in being underwhelmed by this film.
I've never read any of the children's books by the beloved Dr. Seuss, but I can scarcely imagine this doing any kind of justice to the original story. It means well I'm sure, but the eco-friendly message at its core holds no subtlety whatsoever, while simulatenously struggling to be hip, in an obvious attempt to keep the tweens from reaching for their cell phones.
They overdo it bit also with the inherent bubbliness; sharing similarities with what often feels like…
The lorax is the second of the dr Seuss animated films, and many people that I know loved it. To be honest, I thought it was ok. I thought the film looks amazing, from the lakes and the rivers to the trufula trees, everything looks great. Everything else, apart from the performances, aren't so great. The voice acting is the only other good part. Devito does his best, along with Zachary effron. The worst part of the film is the message. I feel like the film tried to only be about the enviornmental message, rather than the dark, depressing, but uplifting story of the lorax, and how the movie plays it like a simple story, which bugged me. The nostalgia…
I don't remember the book having this many chase scenes.
not enough oncest
Film 12/30 of the 2015 Scavenger Hunt November Challenge!
Task #30: A film with a character's name in the title!
3.5 out of 5 (Enjoyed the film (70%), but with minor annoying or cringe-worthy bits)
I haven't read any Dr. Seuss books before so I really can't tell if this is a good adaptation or not. I CAN say that I really like the complex concepts that are portrayed in the film. Concepts such as environmentalism, extreme capitalism, consumerism, and structural violence are intertwined with the straightforward script and storyline. If the film is true to Dr. Seuss' writing, then I am indeed highly impressed and interested to read the book. More so, because it is written for a really young audience. I'm not too fond of the animation, however, which is perhaps my biggest issue with the movie. I still like Pixar animations more.
Poorly-done adaptation of the book, but fun family movie. Don't go into it with too many expectations, but kids will probably enjoy it.
desenho mostra como a industria destruir as florestas sem pensar em preservar.
One of the good Doc's lesser books becomes one of the lesser Doc adaptations. Too uneven and befuddled - and almost cynically, shamefully embarrassed by the source material - to become an classic like the recent Horton effort, still interesting for the contradictions between its surface messages of environmentalism/community vs the inherent happy-meal consumerism of its medium. Voiced well and visually well worthy of the venerable Teddy Geisel, and certainly a fun film in itself, but for purer pleasure - read the book.
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